On Wednesday 26 June, 8 cyclists from Windermere School set off from Land’s End to make the 1000 mile journey to John O’Groats to raise money and awareness of breast cancer. The team aimed to reach the finish line in less than 80 hours and hope to raise £5,000 for the charity, CoppaFeel.
The team which was made up of students and parents battled with the weather, encountering wind and heavy rain along the way. They cycled in pairs in a non-stop relay style, travelling throughout the day and night. Their journey ended on Monday 1 July at 5.50am when they finally reached the finish line in John O’Groats, in a fantastic time of 94 hours.
So far, they have raised a huge £3,604 but would like to reach their target of £5,000. If you would like give a donation to help them reach this, please visitwww.justgiving.com/SchoolEnd2EndCycleChallenge
Three of our four daughters have been boarders at the Senior School following our unexpected move to Hong Kong in 2012. One moved back to board at Windermere following two years in Hong Kong and our youngest can't wait to follow in her footsteps and return as an overseas boarder into Year 9. We cannot fault the standard of education and care which the girls have enjoyed throughout their Windermere journeys. In particular, we love the location - and the way in which the Lake District becomes part of the curriculum - and the international flavour of the Senior School.
Windermere School is such a unique community to be a part of. Not only is it based in a truly beautiful and inspiring national park, but the environment created by staff and students alike makes for an incredibly supportive, proactive, exciting and international place of learning in which everyone can thrive and be the best they can be.